Zambian referee, Janny Sikazwe has trended across all social media platforms after he erroneously called for full-time twice in Mali vs Tunisia Africa Cup of Nations, Afcon clash.
During the Group G game on January 12, 2022, Sikazwe blew the final whistle at the 85th minute, and once again at the 89th minute.
However, this isn’t the first time the referee has been caught up in controversy while officiating a game.
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In 2018, the 42-year-old was suspended by the CAF due to allegations of corruption.
His suspension was related to how he handled a CAF Champions League match between Espérance Sportive de Tunis of Tunisia and Primiero Agosto of Angola.
The suspension was imposed in November 2018 but lifted by FIFA in January 2019.
A ruling by CAF Disciplinary Board read, “The chairman of the CAF Disciplinary Board decides that there is good ground to hold a hearing regarding allegations of corruption made against Mr Janny Sikazwe”.
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“Mr Janny Sikazwe is provisionally suspended from all football activities related to Caf pending a hearing before Caf Disciplinary Board”, it added.